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(Washington Post)   Supreme Courts Justices' jobs found to only contain 2% work and 98% refusing to rule on relevant, important issues   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Coca-Cola, Supreme Court, pomegranate juice, grape juices, POM Wonderful, Minute Maid  
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2014-06-13 09:50:53 AM  

Bertuccio: Misleading labeling has been a huge problem for years to the point where the FDA explicitly allows lies of omission in labeling ( like the example in the article ). Given that the FDA was made to help inform customers and no longer does that the ruling is important and beneficial.

/The % juice joke sucked, subby

But it was good enough to get me my first green light, even if not Front Page. :)

Frankly I'm happy with the SCOTUS ruling, and I also understand that sometimes not setting a precedent is a good thing in cases where much more debate needs to occur.

However I would still like to see ingredient labeling on beer...  it would be a great boon to the craft industry.
2014-06-13 09:56:11 AM  
Oh.  It did make front page.  I obviously need more coffee.  Or coffee flavored beverage (made from a wonderful melange of barbecue grill scrapings and sawdust)
2014-06-13 10:10:38 AM  
Subby's latent butthurt is obviously deeper than he/she realizes
2014-06-13 10:19:30 AM  

Eponymous: Subby's latent butthurt is obviously deeper than he/she realizes

And that would mean your unexplained attempt at psychoanalysis under the guise of trollish humor is...?
2014-06-13 10:28:06 AM  

Pwnzor: And that would mean your unexplained attempt at psychoanalysis under the guise of trollish humor is...?

he wants to get deep in your butt, in a hurtful way?

/perhaps i watch too much gonzo porn
2014-06-13 12:36:45 PM  
So this is the best part of this case:

Pom Wonderful is notorious for having outrageous and misleading advertising. They are one of the few companies that the FDA has actually formally chided in public for misleading advertising.

Before this ruling, companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi were unable to sue Pom Wonderful to allege false advertising and force their competitor to stop gaining market advantage through bullshiattery. Now, every drink maker in America is authorized to climb up Pom Wonderful's ass and try to force them to fall back on "because it tastes good" instead of "will prevent cancer and make you live forever."

I am happy we've ushered in an era where companies can't say almost anything they want because the FDA is so afraid of losing in court and having a precedent set that neuters their regulatory authority. Now the companies that are in direct competition can attempt to regulate themselves for their own individual and mutual benefit.
2014-06-13 12:49:49 PM  
Amusingly, one of the brands most ripe for being knocked off it's pedestal by Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle and others is the Fuji water brand, owned by the same people who own Pom Wonderful. Built around a ridiculous myth of purity and eco-consciousness, the FDA was essentially powerless to topple their farcical brand mythology. Now their competitors can try it.
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